Baseline Assessment of a Strategic Programme on Women’s Rights
Co-creating and conducting a baseline assessment for CREA's strategic programme in close cooperation with consortium partners in Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Lebanon, Sudan and Uganda.
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CREA, via Nedworc Foundation 


Can you co-create and conduct a baseline assessment for the strategic programme in close cooperation with consortium partners?


Evaluation of the baseline in six countries and on global level.


  • Baseline report presenting findings,

  • Theory of Change review and recommendations for the MEL framework, strategies and capacity strengthening amongst others.

A baseline assessment of a global south-led consortium implemented in six countries


The south-led consortium aims to amplify voices and increase visibility of structurally silenced women in Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Lebanon, Sudan and Uganda. These are women silenced due to their identity (LBT persons), for their form of labour (such as sex workers) or for their activism (women human rights defenders). The programme focusses on strengthening a feminist movement and to defend and expand civic space online and on-the ground.

The goal of this project was to 1) collect evidence and provide a feminist context analysis, 2) conduct a stakeholder power analysis, 3) provide the baseline situation and indicator values, 4) assess the Theory of Change and 5) capture the effectiveness of the strategies. 



How it was done?  


During the baseline assessment we made use of mostly qualitative approaches, including focus groups discussions and interviews with civil society partners and organisations, various groups of structurally silenced women and representatives of Dutch Embassies.

Due to the high sensitive nature of the work the safety of contacts had to be taken into account and were therefore approached carefully and invited to closed group or one-to-one calls. The pandemic and political instability on the ground, especially in Sudan, were among several challenges faced that had to be mitigated. The high sensitive nature of the assignment and challenges faced demonstrate the complexity and the necessity of such a programme.



The outcome 


The baseline situation and Theory of Change review fed the monitoring and evaluation framework, refined programme indicators and strategies amongst others.




*This project was in collaboration with the Nedworc Foundation; eight other consultants joined the assignment from respective countries to support in the data collection process.